BMW M235i Coupe spotted at dealer presentation

October 22, 2013

A BMW M235i Coupe has been spotted at a special dealership presentation, revealing not only the new performance model but also the design of the new 2 Series Coupe.

BMW M235i spotted

As reported earlier this week, BMW is planning to unveil the new 2 Series Coupe at the Detroit auto show in January. However, it looks like Christmas has come early. Here we see the full exterior design of the new model. The 2 Series will replace the current 1 Series Coupe.

The 2 Series will take on a facelifted form of the current 1 Series hatch design, with thinner and longer headlights, while the rear and side profile appears to be similar to the current 1 Series Coupe.

It will come with an iteration of BMW’s glorious 3.0-litre turbocharged inline six engine, producing around 240kW and 450Nm. This should be powerful enough to see the coupe sprint from 0-100km/h in 4.8 seconds.

Being an ‘M’ tuned model, the M235i is very likely to come with a full suite of tasty performance enhancements, including sports suspension and brakes, a beefed up drivetrain with manual and automatic transmission offerings, and a subtle yet sporty interior and exterior.

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More details will be uncovered in the next few months before it eventually goes on sale by mid-2014.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.